Bontle is a blogger, web editor, speaker and literary activist, currently working for the NPO Puku Children's Literature Foundation. She regularly participates in conferences and events speaking on social media and children's literature.
Bontle studied at University of Cape Town (UCT) where she completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) in 2009. She was one of only five candidates admitted to UCT's Bachelor of Social Sciences honours programme from which she graduated in 2010.
While studying, Bontle completed an internship at feminist trade publishing house Modjaji Books where she was later became a shareholder and board member. She also worked part time at PUKU.co.za and Book SA (now Books LIVE) writing, editing and publishing posts and articles.
Bontle was also involved in a number of youth civil society organisations including her term as President of the Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) South African Schools' Debating Board (SASDB), Head of Internal Communications for Student Health and Wellness Services (SHAWCO) in the Education sector and Head of the Organising Committee for the 2009 South African Schools Debating Championship.
In 2012, Bontle moved to the PUKU Children's Literature Foundation where she is the Managing Director and Managing Editor of PUKU.co.za because she will be able to combine her two passions - information technology and literature - and hopes to expand on the Foundation's work to bridge the digital and literary divide throughout Africa.